Your Giving Story

Thanks to the generous support of friends, donors, community partners, families and alumni, City Academy is able to continue empowering children to overcome barriers. Your gift will continue to advance knowledge and transform lives in St. Louis.

My Giving Story: Mark Wheeler ’11

February 23, 2018

City Academy has given me opportunities that have shaped who I am as a person. I have held leadership positions in my community and secondary school because of skills that City Academy helped me develop. One of these skills is perseverance. Mr. Danforth always encouraged me to never give up. Even when something was out of my comfort zone, he encouraged me to persevere…


My Giving Story: The Towle Family

February 22,2018

Our family strongly believes in the transformational power of education. Don Danforth’s vision to provide exceptional education and bold expectations to children in St. Louis, regardless of their family’s income or zip code, was a vision we quickly supported.  City Academy is so good and so right for the St. Louis community. We want to see the school continue indefinitely…


 Giving Story: The Richards Family

February 21, 2018

We joined the City Academy family in 2015 because we were looking for a school that would provide high-quality education for our twin girls. We give to the annual fund because we believe in the mission of the school. City Academy provides exceptional educational opportunities to children in St. Louis…


Giving Story: John Brightman (1932-2017)

February 13, 2018

“No matter how intelligent a person may be, you will accomplish more if you have a sense of urgency about getting things done.”
– John Brightman, 1932 – 2017

City Academy recently lost one of our “Founding Fathers.” John Brightman led us to our early success. He was an original board member, generous supporter, and fearless fundraiser…


Scholarship Support for Every Student

July 12, 2017

We believe that every child should have access to high quality education, regardless of a family’s income or geographic location. All students at City Academy receive tuition support through generous donations from local foundations, corporations, and individual donors. Tuition is based on income and varies by family…


2017 Oliver M. Langenberg Award Recipients

May 27, 2017

In honor of City Academy’s earliest and most generous supporters- Oliver M. Langenberg- City Academy recognized two St. Louis leaders, Holly James and Alicia McDonnell for this year’s award. These community leaders, who are also sisters, are staunch believers in the importance of education and passionate about City Academy…


Alumni Give Back

April 5, 2016

City Academy alumni are dedicated to giving back to the community that has given them so much. Even after graduating from City Academy, the majority of our alumni realize the impact that the school has made on them…


Friends Committee

March 17, 2016

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Over 300 people attended City Academy’s fourth annual Trivia Night on March 5, 2016, to test their smarts and prove their knowledge! All proceeds from the event go directly to our Scholarship Program. By the end of the night, over $30,000 was raised for our young scholars…


My Parent Giving Story

November 24, 2015

We empathize with parents who love St. Louis city and are looking for affordable, quality education for their children. We grew up in the city during the midst of the suburban flight that emptied many neighborhoods. We remain committed to raising our sons in the neighborhood in which we grew up in north St. Louis…


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